Each weekend, Story Time in the Galleries and the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio provide new opportunities to explore art from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Families can drop in for five minutes or stay all day!
Story Time in the Galleries
Saturdays, 10:30 AM
Meet at Admissions in Windhover Hall.
Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the galleries, and then make a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM–4 PM
First Friday of the month, 10 AM–7 PM
Stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to create art inspired by the Museum’s Collection! Each month features a different theme, and the projects are always changing! See the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio for more details.
Imagine a vehicle that brings creativity and ingenuity into your community—a mobile art experience where kids not only take part in fun projects, but also grow and learn through art! That’s the idea behind Kohl’s Color Wheels, a van that will make appearances at community festivals and educational events throughout the year.
Check out Kohl’s Color Wheels on The Arts Page!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kohl’s Color Wheels?
Kohl’s Color Wheels is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s off-site studio program that offers art activities, free of charge, at events throughout the community year round.
What kinds of events does Kohl’s Color Wheels attend?
Kohl’s Color Wheels will attend events within a one-hour radius of the Milwaukee Art Museum that serve families with children 12 and under. Kohl’s Color Wheels must be one component of a larger event with a minimum attendance of 100 people.
What kinds of projects does Kohl’s Color Wheels offer?
Kohl’s Color Wheels offers a wide variety of drop-in art projects inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions.
What are the set-up requirements for Kohl’s Color Wheels?
For outdoor events, Kohl’s Color Wheels requires 500 square feet for three 10 x 10 foot tents and the full-size van. The set-up is flexible to maximize traffic flow and access to the art making.
For indoor events, we request six to eight tables.
How do I schedule an event with Kohl’s Color Wheels?
Booking is first come, first served. Contact Michelle Bastyr, Kohl’s Art Generation community relations coordinator, at email@example.com to check date availability.
Kohl’s Art Generation Lab:Haitian Art
Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present—in this new exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection of Haitian art. Learn about the importance of community, family, religion, and more through music, photography, and a variety of activities.
Visit the lab every Saturday in February for special performances in celebration of Haitian art! Performances at noon and 2 p.m.
February 6: Be a part of a story with community-based artist Carmen Quinlivan
February 13: Listen to traditional and contemporary music that celebrates African roots and the spirit of Haiti with Jahmes Finlayson & Dumah Saafir
February 20: Enjoy music and dance rooted in African and Caribbean culture with Ko-thi Dance Company
February 27: Explore Rara festival music with musician Emily Lanxner, performance artist Kantara Souffrant, and faculty and students from Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Afterwards, drop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to make Haitian-inspired artwork!
The Kohl’s Art Generation Lab is open during regular Museum Hours.